ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Division: Language Arts

PROGRAM CODE: 1C37720

The ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to Science, Engineering, and Mathematics is designed to prepare English language learners (ELLs) for the academic rigor of degree-applicable coursework in various Guided Pathways Meta Majors. Students completing these certificates have achieved academic English reading and writing skills at an advanced, post-secondary level; they have also achieved success in prerequisite or introductory coursework in a variety of degree, certificate, or general education patterns. These two elements combine to demonstrate significant achievement of a milestone along their Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SEM) pathways to degrees, certificates, or transfer. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all coursework must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 18-19 units.

Required ESL Courses are listed in suggested sequence (10 units):
ESL 108 C Advanced Academic Reading and Writing I (formerly ESL 184 C)5
ESL 109 C Advanced Academic Reading and Writing II (formerly ESL 185 C)5
Required Math Course (4 units):
MATH 141 CCollege Algebra4
Complete one of the following courses (4-5 units):4-5
Preparation for General Chemistry5
General Chemistry I5
Elementary Physics4
Total Units18-19